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School Board approves the teachers’ master agreement

4/19/2018

By Amy Newsom
Correspondent
The Sibley East School Board, during its regular monthly meeting on Monday night, April 16, voted 5-0 and approved a motion to approve the  2017-2019 teachers’ master agreement.  Language changes are effective for the 2018-2019 school year.

A summary of the changes provided by Sibley East Superintendent Jim Amsden include:
Memorandum of Understanding added back in for special education teachers allowing days for paperwork;  district will cap insurance increases at 10 percent each year, anything over 10 percent will be paid by the individual;  entered into a new memorandum of understanding to look at the new licensing laws with Tiers 1 through 4 licenses and craft language for the contract prior to July 1, 2019; increase extra-curricular schedule 2 percent in 2017-2018 and 1 percent in 2018-2019; rebuilt salary schedule to make all steps even, add step 17+ for individuals who were on Step 17 last year only, increase step 17+ of 1.9 percent for 2017-2018, increase salary 2 percent for 2018-2019 and eliminate step 1; the reported contract package salary and benefit increase over 2 years will be 6.99 percent, (with current staffing, district teaching staff cost for salary and benefits will increase approximately 4 percent).

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Arlington City Council approves scope of work for housing study

4/19/2018

By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, April 16, voted 4-0 and adopted a resolution to approve the scope of work for a housing study conducted by Streetar Consulting, Minneapolis, at a cost of $4,734.80.

The City Council made the move based on a recommendation from the Arlington Economic Development Authority (EDA).
The housing study will start immediately and be completed by June 1.


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Arlington City Council votes to add an administrative assistant

4/19/2018

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, April 16, voted 4-0 and approved a motion to authorize administration to recruit and hire a 32-hour per week administrative assistant to assist with the increasing workload of administration.
The starting wage will be $14 per hour.


In a related matter, the City Council voted 4-0 and approved a motion to revise the job description of Police Administrative Assistant Vicki Pomplun.

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